California state budget

Road Work

Lawmakers Agree Fixing California’s Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For It

The state legislature is talking transportation — specifically how to pay for much-needed repairs to the infrastructure. On Sunday, state senator Mark Leno discussed the challenges with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier.


Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Lawmakers Push To Restore Benefits, Pre-K In Final Week Of State Budget Talks

Democratic lawmakers are pushing to restore recession-era social service cuts and proposing new programs such as preschool for low-income families.


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Legislature Expands Medi-Cal To 1.4 Million Low-Income Residents

The state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.


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Out-Of-State Online Retailers Flee California’s New Tax Law

More and more online shopping sites are dropping California merchants as a result of the state’s new requirement that out of state retailers collect sales tax from California shoppers.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opposing Views On California’s State Budget Crisis

California’s State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Assemblywoman Connie Conway offer opposing views on what Gov. Jerry Brown should do now that he’s vetoed the state budget, but both agree his decision came as a surprise.



Bills Aim To Keep California State Parks Open Despite Budget Woes

Two bills being considered by state lawmakers would open the door for local governments or private contractors to keep state parks open.

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Governor Brown Touts Optimism Of Budget Deal To Silicon Valley CEO’s

Governor Brown shares his optimism that a budget deal will soon be reached with Silicon Valley tech CEO’s, but they have concerns about education funding and the future work force.


California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Bay Area Council Backs Gov. Brown’s Tax Plan

The Bay Area Council backs Governor Brown’s mix of tax extensions and spending cuts to close the state’s budget, but would like to see pension reform.


California governor-elect Jerry Brown points toward the audience as State Controller John Chiang listens during a forum on California's state budget on December 8, 2010 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Warns Of Additional Shortfall At State Budget Forum

Gov.-elect Jerry Brown projected a budget shortfall of $28.1 billion at a budget forum Wednesday, higher than earlier estimates of $25.4 billion.


California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

New Governor Brown To Re-Appoint Old Budget Director

Governor-elect Jerry Brown plans on re-appointing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s finance director in charge of the state budget.